Modesty is no longer a virtue in contemporary society – in the news or in real life. Despite the risks of sharing intimate details online, internet and phone technology continues to feature strongly in women’s romantic relationships, according to a survey of 18-40 year old women in the USA. Is it any wonder that our young people are emulating this behaviour?

43% of all respondents admitted to “sexting” – sending a text message containing suggestive and highly explicit sexual language.

Though 65% of those women will “sext” only while in a serious relationship, 36% of casual daters polled admit to sending a risqué message after just a few dates.

27%  of all respondents had sent nude photos via emails or text messages.

via HARLEQUIN | Harlequin’s 2012 Romance Report Findings Indicate Romance + Technology = #ITSCOMPLICATED.

Kids in Cyberspace Seminars
If you want to find out more about problematic internet use and internet addiction you can hear Susan Mclean speak on this important emerging issue at our inaugural Kids in Cyberspace